Post Secondary Education

The Higher Education Policy Commission develops and oversees a public policy agenda for West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities.  A source of support for institutions and students, the Commission’s work includes academic affairs, administrative services, finance and facilities, financial aid, health sciences, human resources, legal services, policy and planning, science and research, and student affairs.
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East - Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-2101 
West Virginia’s four-year public higher education institutions reach every region of West Virginia, providing quality and affordable education opportunities for West Virginians close to home, positively impacting local communities, and moving the state's economy forward. 

The West Virginia Center for Nursing administers a funding opportunity to help offset the cost of hosting a Junior Nursing Academy
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to increase pipeline programming that helps K-12 students learn about behavioral health professions. This funding opportunity is aimed at increasing the workforce through pipeline programming
Funding under this program can be used to pilot new or expand existing pipeline programs to support students in the transition from undergraduate to graduate programs that prepare graduates for licensure in behavioral health professions (specifically counseling, social work and psychology) 
Funding under this program will be directed at improving student mental health on college campuses through implementation of evidence based programming.
​Funding under this program must focus on issues related to “diversity for equity.”

The West Virginia Community & Technical College System (CTCS) coordinates community and technical colleges statewide, partnering with businesses to meet workforce needs and ensuring a meaningful education for our students. Community and technical colleges are an opportunity for West Virginians to get a college education for a reasonable price with on-the-job training in a variety of fields. 
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East - Suite 700
Charleston, WV  25301​
304-558-0265
1-800-TWO-YEAR
Nine community and technical colleges located across the Mountain State represent the West Virginia Community and Technical College System. No matter where you live in our state, a hands-on educational experience is close to home.

West Virginia’s Department of Education and Community and Technical College System are offering grants, made possible by federal Perkins funds, to support collaborations in career and technical education between K-12 schools and community and technical colleges With $785,000 available in its inaugural year, the Perkins Collaborative Reserve Grant program will support projects that include at least one of the following pri​ori​ti​es:​​​
  • Dual enrollment for students to explore and engage in college and careers;
  • Work-based learning and skills in high-need workforce areas; and,​
  • Industry-recognized credentials to align with business and industry standards.